State of the Voluntary Carbon Markets 2011

The policy-driven carbon market contracted in 2010, but the voluntary market achieved its highest volume ever, thanks in part to renewed spending on corporate social responsibility and the release of new methodologies for forest carbon.

For five years, Forest Trends' Ecosystem Marketplace and Bloomberg New Energy Finance have published the State of the Voluntary Carbon Markets Reports to shed light on trading volumes, credit prices, project types, locations, and the motivations of buyers in this market.

Every year's marketplace seems more complex than the one before, as actors continually refine their programs, businesses, and investments in search of a more perfect future – for their projects and the planet.